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Lobazam 10 MG Tablet

Manufactured bySun Pharma Laboratories Ltd.
ContainsClobazam
Description

Lobazam 10 MG Tablet is a benzodiazepine medicine used to control seizures in adults and children above 2 years of age. It is recommended to start with a small dosage and increase gradually. Do not stop abruptly taking this medicine as it may cause withdrawal symptoms like convulsions, behavioral disorders, tremors, and anxiety.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Lobazam 10 MG Tablet

  • Fever
  • Unsteady walk
  • Difficulty with swallowing
  • Slurred speech
  • Restlessness
  • Aggressive
  • Body pain
  • Decreased appetite
  • Drowsiness
  • Bladder pain
  • Cloudy urine

Uses of Lobazam 10 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of side effects such as difficulty concentrating and dizziness. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    Habit forming tendency has been reported
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to clobazam or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women.
General warnings

Skin reactions

This medicine may cause severe skin reactions like stevens-johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis especially the first 8 weeks of the treatment. Inform the doctor if any symptoms appear and discontinue the treatment as early as possible.

Suicidal tendencies

This medicine may cause suicidal behavior in some patients. This risk is especially higher on the prolonged usage of the medicine. Patients should be monitored closely for any changes in behavior and mood; any such changes should be reported to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Withdrawal symptoms

This medicine may cause withdrawal symptoms if the usage is stopped abruptly. This risk is especially higher after prolonged usage of this medicine. The treatment should be withdrawn gradually under the close supervision of your doctor. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.

Myasthenis gravis

This medicine should be used with caution in the patients with myasthenia gravis due to the increase in the risk of muscle weakness.

Impaired liver function

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Regular monitoring of liver function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Driving or operating machinery

Use of this medicine may cause blurred vision, drowsiness or dizziness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Sports

Athletes are advised to not indulge in certain sports while using this medicine. Archery, racing, shooting and other high-risk sports should be avoided. Sportspersons should refer to the list of medicines published by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) which are not to be taken while participating in specific sports events.

Drug abuse

This medicine has the potential to cause drug dependence and abuse. This risk is especially higher if the medicine is used for a prolonged period of time. Patients should be monitored closely for any change in mood and behavior during treatment with this medicine. Abrupt discontinuation is not recommended since it may cause withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal of therapy should be done gradually with close monitoring.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of side effects such as difficulty concentrating and dizziness. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine

Amitriptyline

Ethinyl Estradiol

Opioids

Antihypertensives

Disease interactions

Depression

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from depression and other psychiatric disorders due to the increased risk of suicidal thoughts, especially at the beginning of the treatment and at the time of dose change. Patients should be monitored closely for any change in behavior and mood. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking the medicine without consulting your doctor as it may cause withdrawal symptoms.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by stabilizing the brain cells and thus reduces the excitability of the brain cells.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Benzodiazepines, Benzodiazepine anticonvulsants

Schedule

Schedule H

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Clobazam - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2020 [cited 10 March 2020]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00349

[Internet]. Accessdata.fda.gov. 2020 [cited 31 March 2020]. Available from:

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2016/203993s005lbl.pdf

Clobazam [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2020 [cited 10 March 2020]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Clobazam
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